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Cysts in Los Angeles

During excision, local anesthetic is used to numb the area. Most patients report not feeling any pain at all while the excision is being performed, and compare the feeling to be similar to someone rubbing the area while wearing multiple layers of clothing. The entire cyst capsule and its contents are removed during excision. No part of the sac wall is left behind, as this prevents the same cyst from forming again. It is still possible for brand new, unrelated cysts to develop, however.

After the cyst excision has been completed, sutures are applied, and will be removed within 5-7 days. A few days of swelling and mild soreness are normal at the excision site, and can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medications. Most normal activities, including returning to work, can be resumed the next day after the cyst removal. Heavier levels of exercise can be resumed within a couple of weeks after the healing process has had enough time to be completed.
Sun exposure to the treated area should be limited, and use of sunscreen with at least SPF 30 is strongly advised.

For smaller cysts, drainage may be possible. Dr. Behroozan will help you determine what the best course of action is for your cyst removal during your consultation.

Selecting Dr. Behroozan for Your Cyst Removal

While cyst removal is a relatively quick procedure, it does have its risks. Poor technique can lead to infection and prominent scarring. Additionally, the entire capsule must be removed in its entirety. Any remnants of the cyst that are left behind can lead to the reoccurrence of the same cyst. Selecting a well-experienced dermatologist for your cyst removal will ensure that the entire cyst is successfully removed with minimal scarring and the least amount of risk.

As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Behroozan and his team have successfully removed thousands of cysts over the years. Due to his experience, he and his team can remove even the toughest cysts with the lowest risk of any complications.

After removal of your cyst, Dr. Behroozan performs a full examination of the growth to ensure it is not malignant. During your consultation, he is also able to diagnose any other conditions or concerns you may have, and is available anytime for your follow-up anytime after your procedure has taken place. For your convenience, Dr. Behroozan also offers his own personal line of sunscreen at both of his locations which is available for purchase immediately after your cyst removal has been completed.

Beverly Hills
9090 Burton Way Beverly Hills,
CA 90211

(310) 392-1111



Santa Monica
2221 Lincoln Blvd, Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 392-1111


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